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4 ways to calm your mind and bring inner peace (without meditating)

If meditating is not your thing, you can try these activities to calm your mind and be at peace.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : January 8, 2016 12:31 AM IST

Making time for yourself is one the best things you can do to stay happy and healthy. But if meditation isn t your thing and you can t sit with your eyes closed for long, you can also opt for other activities to experience calm in your life. These practices will rejuvenate you and help you relax.


According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine walking can shift your brain to a calmer state. Simply take a stroll, observing the environment and allow the thoughts to flow. It will help clear your mind and reconnect with your senses. Here are 11 facts about walking we bet you didn't know.

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Take a few moments and get away from your life s stressors and connect with mother nature. Gardening can be a great way to set you in a state of mindfulness. Immersing into nature can boost those endorphins and make you feel better, suggests a study published in the journal Heath Psychology. You will feel the stress going away as soon as you step into a garden.

Watching a sunrise or sunset

Sitting in silence and looking at nature s magnificent beauty can be a great way to calm the mind. Looking at the sunrise can make your mind quiet and peaceful quite effortlessly. Watching the sunset can help bring balance to your life after a long day. Your senses will come alive with the colour, smell and touch of the serenity. You can also perform these yoga poses at the end of a hard day.

Listening to music

Music can be more soothing than most things in life. A study published in the journal PLoS One found that music can help you deal with stress and relax. When you sit or lie still while listening to music, you will be transported to a state of mindfulness. So just find some music that helps you relax. Here are 5 ways music keeps you happy, healthy and fit.

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